OpenDiagnostics is a Cambridge based social enterprise, developing low cost paper-based diagnostics for the detection of crop and livestock viral infections across the developing world. The “programmable” platform technology is based on developments in the field of cell-free synthetic biology.
Co-Founders Laura Mitchell and Raghd Rostom are currently carrying out PhDs at the University of Cambridge. Laura is researching protein bioinformatics, and previously completed a BSc in Biochemistry with a year in industry at the biopharmaceutical company MedImmune. Raghd’s research focuses on the genetics of the human response to viral infections, prior to which she studied Natural Sciences. Both are passionate about translating biotechnologies for the benefit of global health.